"It was fun to do a new show, but also fun to cast a completely new group of people that are looking for love and definitely also have that musical love," he added.
Because there are "no performances until the relationships are really cemented" in the house where the contestants will be staying, Billboard needed to know if we can expect the same level of drama as the rest of the Bachelor franchise. "This is definitely the most dramatic season of Listen to Your Heart, I guarantee it," Harrison joked.
"You know what’s funny? There’s this wonderful familiarity with the show," he continued. "When you’re watching the first episode, you’re going to think, if you’re a Bachelor fan, 'Okay, this feels right and familiar.' But then immediately, you have this eccentric, exciting twist where it also feels fresh and new, so it is this great blend between the two worlds of a new show and it’s still The Bachelor."
Not to mention another exciting twist, a weekly panel of celebrities including Kesha, Jason Mraz, Andy Grammer, Jewel, Rita Wilson and more who will judge the performances. The celebs will also be joined by popular Bachelor alums, "because who better to judge the chemistry and if this couple is really legit than our own familiar faces?”
Most of all, Harrison hopes Listen to Your Heart will provide a bit of positivity in such a globally scary time. "The world is what it is right now," he said. "We’re quarantined and we’re all desiring community right now, something to feel a part of. The Bachelor and The Bachelorette have always been a community, it’s always been that thing. I’m really excited that we do have something that’s really solid that everyone can dive into and feel like they’re all part of."
"It’s fun and, yeah, there’s drama but it’s wholesome and everyone can watch it together," he concluded. "I think people are going to feel good watching it and overall, it’s really positive."
The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart, the previously recorded six-episode special event, premieres Monday (April 13) at 8 p.m. EST on ABC. Watch the preview below.